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Day Surgery

A competent staff of Nursing Professionals manage the 13-bed, modern outpatient center. Endoscopy and many surgical and diagnostic procedures are performed here.

Registration for outpatient services is performed in the lobby of Day Surgery. The Day Surgery Center is located at the north end of the front section of the hospital (where the blue stained glass window is visible). Parking is available to the right of the Day Surgery Center entrance.

Bring all forms your doctor gives you to the Registration area. You will also need to bring insurance, Medicaid and Medicare identification cards or workers compensation information. Pre-Admission for surgical procedures is required. This is accomplished between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call (870) 836-1448 for a scheduled time.

Cardiopulmonary Services

If your doctor has ordered respiratory therapy, be sure to bring those orders with you. If you have any questions or need to change your appointment time, please call (870) 836-1316.


Please bring your doctor’s orders with you. Some lab procedures require that you fast (go without food and any liquids, except water, after midnight the night before) prior to your blood being drawn. Ask your doctor if this is needed. If you have any questions about your test, call (870) 836-1222.

Nutritional Support

Your physician will make an appointment with the Dietician for nutrition counseling. If you have any questions, call (870) 836-1349.

Physical/Occupational Support

Call the Physical Therapy Department at (870) 836-1346 and schedule an appointment. Bring your admission paperwork with you. Wear comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes.


Bring admission paperwork with you. Some exams require that you fast (go without food and any liquids, except water, after midnight the night before). Ask your doctor for instructions. Please notify the x-ray department if there is a chance that you might be pregnant. If you have any questions or cannot make your appointment, please call (870) 836-1220.

Special Physician Clinics

To make an appointment with the following physicians, please contact your family physician for a referral. Orthopedics ~ Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat) ~ Audiology~ Cardiology.

Out Patient Surgery

You will need to fast; therefore, do not eat or drink anything after 12:00 Midnight the night before surgery. Wear comfortable clothing that you can change into and out of easily. Please bathe the morning of your surgery and wear fresh clothing. Wash your hair and do not use any gels, mousse or hair spray. Please leave all jewelry and valuables at home. Have someone accompany you to the hospital and stay there until your surgery is completed. This person will need to provide your transportation upon discharge. If you have general anesthetic or a significant amount of sedation you will be taken to the recovery room after surgery. After a sufficient recovery period, you will be transferred to our Day Surgery Center. An adult must be in attendance throughout the treatment period with children under 12 years of age. Adolescents 12-18 years of age must have adult consent for treatment.

At Home After Surgery

It is very important that you follow your doctor’s orders regarding diet, rest and medications. Unless otherwise directed, drink clear liquids for the first 6 hours after surgery. If you have tolerated liquids well, it will be safe to progressively add solid foods. By the following day you may resume a normal diet. It is normal to feel a little dizzy and sleepy for several hours after surgery. Do not drive, operate machinery, sign any important papers or make any significant decisions until the next day.